Monthly Archives: March 2009

Angetevka

It was 1967 and Wendl was at the Drive-In with her boyfriend, watching a movie called The Bible. At each scene, she told her boyfriend what would happen: Cain would kill Abel, Noah would escape the flood. Her boyfriend was … Read More

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Jewcy Zeitgeist: MTA Fare Hike, Korea Positions Missile, and Obama Outrage Over Commencement

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Hillary Clinton is headed to Mexico to improve diplomatic relations as the nation explodes with drug cartel violence. The MTA board is expected to approve the "doomsday budget," a move that will cut service and … Read More

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Obama’s Biggest Initiative of All – Service Learning

Nothing that the Obama administration has discussed thus far – not TARP or the purchase of a trillion dollars in government bonds, not a regional approach to peace negotiations in the Middle East, nor the idea of posting all future … Read More

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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Beached Whales, Same-Sex Marriage Approval, and Dalai Lama Banned

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: An international Peace Summit in South Africa has been postponed after the Dalai Lama was refused a visa to attend. Vermont’s senate judiciary committee has approved a same-sex marriage bill. If it passes in … Read More

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Moshe Yungman

Noted Israeli literary critic and editor Menachem Perry considers Yossel Birstein one of the “greatest Jewish writers of the twentieth century, on a par with Kafka and Agnon.” Both for his range of forms and genres and for his multilingual … Read More

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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Boy Dies After Being Tased, MIA Names Baby Ikhyd, and Netanyahu Plans Coalition Government

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: The ultra-Orthodox Shas party has joined in the coalition government in Israel under incoming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A 15-year-old Michigan boy has died after being tasered by police. The cops were allegedly trying … Read More

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Protest in Tel Aviv

December 29 Enough! War Crimes, reads the placard. Arab and Jewish Israelis protest the Gaza bombings, Saturday, outside the Ministry of Defence, Tel Aviv. Right, veteran Jewish activist, Yakov Manor. Palestinian Israelis protest. Yasam, police special patrol unit, and demonstrators. Capitalist … Read More

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Give ‘Kings’ A Chance

NBC’s heavily-promoted new series, Kings, premiered last week to middling ratings. In an era where shows have to be immediate hits in order to last more than a season on network TV, Kings‘ fate depends on the next few episodes. … Read More

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